Prevent post-exercise headaches
Question: After a tough workout, I sometimes get a killer headache. What can I do to prevent them?
Answer: It's normal for your head to pound after pounding the pavement. That's because exercise causes blood to rush to your head and neck muscles, triggering an "exertion headache." Minerals relax these blood vessels and improve circulation, so load up on foods high in magnesium (whole grains), potassium (avocados and potatoes) and zinc (nuts and seeds). A proper warm-up and cool-down can ...
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